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Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI by VonBrrr Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI by VonBrrr
A technical cutaway illustration of the WW2 Russian Land-Battleship (KV-VI). I was meaning to get this one done for the initial Experimentals of War set but it got sidelined.

Half way through illustrating I found that the thing never really existed even in the design stage, but it was an interesting looking experimental none the less.

I'm my eyes, it's still not finished, perspective issues are present on the katyusha rockets, more interior and track detail is required. Constructive critique is welcome.

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:iconmightyjoep:
I would so build this as a model. I'd need to assemble it from several kits.
The only turret that doesn't work is the one at #14, since it couldn't rotate to the other side. But then again I'd probably put it on there anyway just for fun!
And I think for #7 I'd replace that with a pair of AA MGs.
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:iconsoulessone12:
Uhhh there's just one slight problem with it..... Its called the
A-10 thunderbolt II (or A-1 Skyhawk)
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:icondubiousdrewski:
You're a bastard! This image has been floating around the internet for a while now, and many people think it's real. Despite how ridiculous this machine is, it's not surprising the Russians would've tried to build something like this.

You should have put some sort of indication somewhere in the image what this is supposed to be: just a concept.
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SirRinge Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
._. Seriously, how misinformed do you have to be to think this is a real thing? If they made this, it's top speed would've been less than 15 kmph, bogged down in mud and the biggest target on the battlefield. So even if it was real and they fielded it, it wouldn't have mattered. It might have lasted 15 minutes into a fight before it was completely destroyed by concentrated enemy fire...
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:iconblackoutrogue:
it was just a rumor,the biggest tank that was closest to realisation in USSR was the KV-5,a 100-ton tank.the project was complete in august 1941,but the construction was cancelled because the nazis got too close to Leningrad and all the resources were thrown to modify the kv-1's and t-34's. the only half-finished prototype even close to 100-ton mass was a KV-3 chassis,which was much bigger and longer than standart KV,had powerful engine,standart turret and weaponry. It was sent to Leningrad region,but durning an attempt of crossing a bridge over the Tosna river it was hit by german 150-mm gun and it's ammo exploded. Even with mass close to 100 tons the ground was barerly holding this tank, the soil in this region is very wet and soft almost always. this tank would literally sink into the ground.
and this thing(the "Stalin's Orchestra") was a model builded in 1997 by someone from the track-link site.Prooflink: www.track-link.com/gallery/119…
There's no documentation that the project like this even existed, but there is documentation that a KV-6 project existed,but as a gun carrier(with 2 45mm and 1 75mm gun in one block), that was being projected by the SKB-2 departanent of Leningrad Tracktor Plant after the evacuation from Leningrad.
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:iconrexcocorps:
Looks like one of those Matchbox playsets
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BobBricks101 Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
When I first noticed this while derping around the web, I thought it was a photoshopped KV-1 with a couple BT-7 turrets, some KV-1 turrets, a little bit of rocket launcher, and a photoshopped KV-1 turret as the main gun... This is a case of some drunk guys getting together and saying,"I bet you can't make a tank with 7 turrets and a rocket launcher", or Stalin telling a guy that they need a tank that will make the enemy die of a heart attack...
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SirRinge Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Then you haven't seen the German Ratte...
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BobBricks101 Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I have, and somehow this strikes me as more terrifying...
Don't ask me. But if you wanna see a big gun, look up the Schwerer Gustav. 800mm of the most downright hardcore, dirty, unholy fun.
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SirRinge Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
xD It's like the Landkreuzer P 1500 Monster
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